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Heavenly Music Corporation Brian Eno and Robert Fripp
A long and drony one from Fripp and Eno, rumoured to simply be an Eno album played backwards.
Siren Old Time Relijun
I hated the first Old Time Relijun track that I heard (and thought their name was hokey), but this one is delightfully weird. It has a dark and primative feel to it, like a backwoods revival. If the rest of their music is like this, I should find more.
FUTURE LANGUAGE VON LMO FUTURE LANGUAGE
When I first saw an interview with Von LMO in Motorbooty magazine, I thought that it was a made-up band. I mean, these were the Stooges Museum folks. But here it is, and it's fantastic.
Agitated (orig) Electric Eels the eyeball of hell
I'm glad I finally tracked these guys down. The blunt lyrics and juvenile rhymes really elevate this into genius-stupid territory for me. And it's so damn catchy.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden Powerslave [Limited Edition]
Fuck yes, I love Iron Maiden. My parents were both surprised when I played this for 'em, with my father considering himself too much a music snob to get behind it and my mother... Well, not a lot of people's moms like metal, I'd say. Which is too bad. Weighing in at 13 minutes, this is full of bombast (cotton wadding) and bomb blast. "The albatros begins his revenge" may be the most fun line to sing along with in a falsetto. This is Iron Maiden's magnum opus, and they make it work.
LESBIANS! Rev. Willie Wilson
An Indiana? Ohio? preacher tells us what's wrong with the kids today. Lesbians, strap-ons and prom all make an appearence.
Snapshot The Art of Noise (Who's Afraid of?) the Art of Noise!
A minute long interlude from Art of Noise. I've been loving the shit out of this album lately. I'll be all like, damn, Art of Noise, you lookin' fine tonight. I think I'll toss you into another mix.
Roundabout The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band The Incomparables
Michigan marching band makes good by funktifying Yes's greatest pop hit. How can you not love this groove?
Deep Soul Pt. 1 Ron Buford Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest In Funk and Soul, 1965-75
Speakin' of the groove, this is one of the few tracks off of the Wheedle's Groove coms that actually delivers. Deep, soulful, an answer for James Brown from the Space Needle.
On K records, some great girl pop.
Israelites Desmond Dekker Israelites - The Best Of Desmond Dekker
My mom also thinks this is "weirdo music," despite enjoying it. "You're weird, Josh," she keeps saying while it plays. It's weird awesome maybe, the roots of ska and reggae.
Dawn Is Breaking Dry & Heavy Full Contact
I forget where I found this, but I love it. I remember it being mentioned as a cover, but I have no idea what the original sounds like. Help me, internets!
The Truth Shall Make You Free Mighty Hannibal Feed Your Head
What I love about this track is the echo behind his voice when he's doing the chorus. I wish more soul was like this, with a foot in psychedelia, but that seems to only happen when people are talkin' 'bout kickin' drugs.
Slow Death The Flamin' Groovies Feed Your Head
Speakin' of which, somebody else put this on their metachat mix too. I've loved these guys since I heard a Camper Von Beethoven cover of Pictures of Matchstick Men, and went out and ended up with Teenage Head. Thing of beauty, it is. More than the Stones or the Kinks, most garage rock bands want to be the Flaming Groovies.
Shaped Like A Gun Verbena Souls For Sale
This was the best boy/girl stoner rock band in history for one album. Then they let Dave Grohl produce, and found out that they just couldn't sling Foo style powerpop. They went away for years, came back and sucked. Their first album, Souls for Sale, is still a revelation though.
Love will Freak Us Apart d s i c o spasticated
I love goofy mashups. I don't even mind how out-of-water Missy sounds.
Der Mussolini DAF Troubled Diva Old Curiosity Box
You'll notice, German Speakers, that "Tanzen Adolf Hitler/Tanzen Mussolini" is in the imperative form. After all, that's what German's best at.
Optimo Liquid Liquid New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978-1982
Love this track, love this comp. You'll probably hear more off of it if you keep reading...